Vicar

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Gillingham
Clergy

Holy Trinity is an Anglican church based in the heart of the urban village community of Twydall - an outer estate near Gillingham, Kent.

At Holy Trinity Twydall we have an established core of faithful members who take part in the prayer ministry of the church. We consider ourselves to be a diverse congregation and believe that worship should be open to all. We seek to be community minded and strive to be a friendly and welcoming family of people, accessible to all generations.

It is important to us at Holy Trinity to see a greater focus on the work of the Holy Spirit in all areas of worship, preaching and prayer ministry. One responsibility for our new Vicar will be considering how we move forward as a church family and to further encourage and facilitate this.

As a church, we understand the importance of networks and building relationships with members of the community so that they may, through us, come to know something of Christ.

 

    We would like to attract an incumbent who:

    • Has a pastoral heart – someone who is inclusive, approachable and a people person, who will bless the community of Twydall.

     

    • Is able to harness our enthusiasm, encourage and build up our congregation, recognising and empowering individuals’ talents and developing patterns of discipleship.

     

    • Can demonstrate whole life discipleship as a model for the church to follow.

     

    • Is comfortable in using modern and traditional forms of worship.

     

    • Has energy and enthusiasm to maintain and develop the many links that have been established with other churches and community groups

     

    • Is actively involved in continuing to maintain the relationship between the church and the local schools, we would like the incumbent to represent the church on the schools' governing body.

     

    • Can build upon our Sunday worship and children’s and youth ministry to reach more members of our community, especially families.

     

    • Can help us to respond with Christian love to the needs of both the community and the world.

     

    Our parish of Twydall is located within the Medway Towns, situated between Rainham and Gillingham and falls within the Diocese of Rochester and the Deanery of Gillingham.

    Holy Trinity typically meets twice on a Sunday morning in our Church Hall, once at 8:30am for a spoken service of Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer, and a 10am Eucharist designed to be accessible to all ages. Here we use Common Worship and incorporate a mixture of traditional hymns and modern worship songs.

    Closing date: 25th June 2020